Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy has offered a reason for the delay in more fresh faces at the club.
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT why he feels it’s taking his old side a long time to announce some intent in the transfer market.
There is a real need for Tottenham to sign some extra attacking support for the side before the end of the transfer window, with the start of the season now looming in.
Murphy has suggested that it’s common sense on the part of Tottenham that they have looked to move on several players before going after some key targets in the transfer window.
“I think it needed to be done and I think it’s probably logical to get players out before you get new ones in because of the amount you can have in a squad now – It seems like they’re doing things the right way – Most fees given out are the allocated fee for when everything goes well,” he told talkSPORT.
The method in Tottenham’s approach
There’s no doubt that Tottenham needed to be active this summer to move on players who just weren’t having any impact over the team.
Players like Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Benjamin Stambouli were taking up squad space and wages, without really offering Mauricio Pochettino anything to move the team forward.
Extra space has now been created, with Tottenham likely to be able to offer better deals to any player they look to sign between now and the deadline on September 1.
A smaller, but slightly higher quality squad is something that Pochettino now has the potential to create which may be a better way for the side to approach the season.
It’s also important to point out the strength in Tottenham’s academy, with younger players now forming an important part of the side.
The youth ranks are also a good source of new players for the manager if he does feel that he needs some fresh options later into the season.